Recreation and Interagency Passes

Which Pass Is Best For Me? (page link)

Forest Passes - Where to Buy (page link)

Interagency Passes -  Where to Buy (page link)

Interagency Passes - More Information for (these links will take you to the National Website for the Forest Service):

Which Pass Is Best For Me?

 
Pass Cost What It Covers What It Doesn't Cover How Long is It Good For? Notes
InterAgency
Annual  $80  Covers full fee at Day Use facilities - day use, boat launches, trailheads.  This pass does NOT cover fees at Concessionaire operated sites.  1 year from date of purchase  
 Senior  $10     For Pass Holders lifetime Must be 62 or older to obtain this pass.  
Volunteer  $0  Covers full fee at Day Use facilities - day use, boat launches, trailheads.  This pass does NOT cover fees at Concessionaire operated sites.  1 Year from obtaining pass  Must volunteer for 250 hours and provide documentation on a Volunteer Timesheet Form with an original signature
 Access  $0      For Pass Holders Lifetime  Must provide documentation of disability from a licensed physician or a Federal Agency such as the VA to receive this pass
Military   $0  Covers full fee at Day Use facilities - day use, boat launches, trailheads.  This pass does NOT cover fees at Concessionaire operated sites.  1 Year from Obtaining Pass For active military and their dependants.  Active Military must show a Common Access Card/Geneva Conventions ID Card.  Dependants must show a Uniformed Services ID Card - DD Form 1173
Forest Passes
Annual  $30 Trailheads, boat/canoe launches, picnic areas and other "day use" recreation sites Sites operated by concessionaire, camping fees  January 1 to December 31  
 Household  $45  Trailheads, boat/canoe launches, picnic areas and other "day use" recreation sites  Sites operated by concessionaire, camping fees  January 1 to December 31  2 annual passes sold together, only sold at FS Offices
Week  $15 Trailheads, boat/canoe launches, picnic areas and other "day use" recreation sites  Sites operated by concessionaire, camping fees  1 seven day period  This fee can also be deposited in a fee envelope available at all sites tha charge a Recreation Fee.  Fee tubes are located near bulletin boards.  Read all instructions on the fee envelope carefully. 
 Day  $5 Trailheads, boat/canoe launches, picnic areas and other "day use" recreation sites  Sites operated by concessionaire, camping fees  1 day  This fee can also be deposited in a fee envelope available at all sites tha charge a Recreation Fee.  Fee tubes are located near bulletin boards.  Read all instructions on the fee envelope carefully. 
 

 

Forest Passes

Where to Buy:

  • On-line.  If this link does not work you will need to call the provider directly at (703) 994-4194 or email them at service@kinsail.com.  
  • Walk-in: from Forest Service offices and vendors.
  • Mail-in.  Please mail your check or money order to an office, indicating which pass you wish to purchase.  Make checks/money-orders out to "US Forest Service".   Allow 7-10 days to receive your pass.  For a list of Forest Service Offices you can mail your request to go here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hmnf/about-forest.
  • On-site.  Fee tubes are located at a bulletin board at each site that charges a fee.  Envelopes for the tubes are located on the bulletin board. 

Note: This does NOT include watercraft permits for the Pine and Pere Marquette Rivers.  See the Pine and Pere Marquette River Permit Policy (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/hmnf/passes-permits/?cid=STELPRDB5247517)  for information on obtaining a watercraft permit.

 

 

Interagency Annual PassInteragency Recreation Passes

 For detailed information on the Interagency Recreation Passes select the pass you wish to obtain information about and you will be taken directly to the National Website.  The information shown here is an overview specific to this Forest. 

Where to Buy:

  • Annual Passes may be obtain on-line through a vendor:  http://www.kinsail.com/results.asp?p=huron&pt=parks&GroupName=Interagency
  • Annual Passes may be obtained through USGS (888-275-8747, option 1, or http://store.usgs.gov/pass.
  • Senior and Access Passes may be obtained via mail order from USGS.
    • Mail-order applicants for the Senior Pass must submit a completed application, proof of residency and age, the $20.00 fee ($10.00 for th epass and an additional document processing fee of $10) to obtain the pass through the mail.
    • Mail-order applicants for th eAccess Pass must submit a completed application, proof of residency and documentation of permanent disability.  There is a $10.00 processing fee to obtain the pass through the mail.
    • Passes purchased via mail will have the pass owner's name pre-printed on it. 

To find a location near you where you can purchase a pass visit here: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/PassIssuanceList.pdf.  This list includes all Forest Service, Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Offices that sell Interagency passes, along with contact information, states are listed alphabetically.  Or use the Michigan Location list (pdf).